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gather round

i have warm vest and long sleeves on today, and my radio says 88 degrees on friday.. still not time for corn or basil to endure this elevation and persistent afternoon showers.    we are moved indoors with the precip,  not such a bad thing, as this farm has internal landscape for craft and creativity.. […]
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today we adventure further into biochar and soil wellness. at the wonderful waltz in late august we met many new folks who made there way to sunswept farm.. that night was magical, full of star light streaming down into our mountain cove and mixing with the fiddle and guitar and lifted us all to a […]
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rain & sun

it’s nice to have the alternating rain and sun, ever more growth still advancing the summer.  wet years, like this one for us, have different ways to them than dry years,  different water management. in a wet year we manage gutters and trenches, mold and forever weeds silt and all forms of run off. we […]
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here comes the summer sun

the sound of water abounds, spring creek is our part of the world, and well named we are, cause here water bubbles up everywhere in a wet year.  right now is a wet week part of june’s usual i am glad to say.  the spring rains have moved on to be summer rains, gracing our […]
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adventure with udder

Since the wonderful slowfood event, I am here at the sunweptfarm to volunteer when Dory and John are in Egypt, to take care about the farm. Of course with helpers! Yesterday, the first time I milked the cow Daisy, wow–what an adventure! It works nice and Daisy was friendly with me, I only have to […]
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Fundraiser Success!!

Smiles, to me, are what make an event a success. And guests of the Slow Food Asheville fundraiser held at our farm last Saturday were all smiles. The event was also a success in raising funds for airfare to get our WNC delegates to Italy next month for the international “Terra Madre” Slow Food conference. […]
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Fundraiser Photos

Each album represents a different day. I recommend the slideshow view. You’ll need to run each day’s slideshow separately. Home » "Mountain Fire" Slow Food Fundraiser » Pig Harvest Day Pig Harvest Day Thursday, Sept. 16, we slaughtered and cleaned the pig that was roasted overnight Friday-Saturday for the Saturday fundraiser. Slideshow View 22 photos […]
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Pig Harvest

Last night, John came back from feeding the pigs some premo slop (I had cleaned out expired canned goods from the pantry earlier in the day), and he announced that one should not pour the slop in such a way that it lands on a pig’s head …. not unless you are prepared to wear […]
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Once in a lifetime…

Plans for the fundraiser are really coming together. Chef Mark has a nice outline for the food-prep and cooking schedule. We have several folks already eager to help out over the three days. Food-prep will start two days prior to the actual Sept. 18 fundraiser … well sort of, since technically you could say food […]
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Countdown to culinary delights…

The Slow Food Asheville “Mountain Fire” Terra Madre Fundraiser is just a month away now. Sunswept will be hosting the event on September 18, which will include a homegrown, scratch-made, medieval fantasy of fire-kissed foods, with a slow-roasted Sunswept Berkshire pig as the centerpiece. The fundraiser will help eight WNC organic farmers and slow food […]
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